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Encounter – New Project to Support One Parent Families
 
One parent families living in and around Wymondham, including Hethersett, are invited to a free evening of fun and food at the launch of a pilot scheme seeking to create a dynamic new group with activities for all ages.
 
Encounter will be launched with a consultation on Saturday 12 October at 5pm at the Hub, 27 Fairland Street , Wymondham , NR18 0AW .
 
Families are invited to the drop-in event any time from 5pm to 8.30pm and to join in the range of fun activities.  Pizza, hotdogs, cakes and refreshments will be provided free along with biscuit decorating for younger children.
 
Activities will be provided for all family members – from tots to teenagers.  For the girls there will be free hair and nail treatments as the Hub transforms one of its rooms into a salon for the evening.  For the boys there will be pool and Wii game challenges.  And for the parents there will be a chance to meet other parents and discuss what projects or activities they would like to propose for their families.   There will be a play area for younger children.
 
“We are keen to create a dynamic resource that is developed and guided by all age groups in one parent families living in and around  Wymondham,” said Grantley Watkins, CEO of Hub Community Project  “We want to hear what activities will be enjoyed most, what the needs of all the family members are and the problems which single parents face.  We are looking for the parents to steer this group in the direction that’s right for them” 
 
Initial ideas for Encounter include, music, cookery and drama workshops, den building projects, a group allotment, a family Christmas meal, parent nights and family outings. Support and demand for these will be gauged at the evening.  In addition a survey will be distributed to parents via schools to reach as many families as possible.
 
Encounter is being launched by Hub Community Project.  The Wymondham based charity provides settings and opportunities for people to be empowered and to grow in relationships and skills.  The charity runs a range of popular community-based groups for parents, carers and children.  It is now hoped that Encounter will create an equally popular group for one parent families. 
 
For further information about the project or the consultation contact  01953 798505 or info@hubproject.org.uk